Friday, 10 August 2007

A thoughtful blog

The Thinker and Dick Madeley have simultaneously nominated me for a Thoughtful Blogger Award. That's really lovely. Thank you. I have added the award to the small heap of gongs collecting snugly but not smugly at the bottom of this blog.
I wasn't that much of a prizewinner in my youthful days. I do remember getting a cartoon version of the Old Testament for doing something or other at Hebrew classes. I still have it. I read it many, many times and kept it by my bed. Not because I was a religious child; on the contrary I told my parents that I didn't believe in God at a very early age and reasoned effectively that it was therefore inappropriate for me to continue attending said award-bestowing Hebrew classes on a Sunday morning. What kept me intrigued was that the book was a forerunner of graphic fiction, and I was of an age to relish every carefully drawn detail of the burning bush, Jacob's ladder and Lot's wife turned into a pillar of salt. The women were Modesty Blaise in modest robes and the men an early form of Superman with six-packs, broad shoulders and oddly, hips wrapped tightly in long skirt-type affairs.
I also received a prize when I left secondary school; I have no recollection what it was for. What I DO remember was that typically of me, I fell up the stairs to the stage and sprawled at the feet of the embarrassed celebrity giving out the goodies. I don't remember who he was either.
So I must now hand out five more gongs, but as allowed by the rules, I will be giving out a different gong - a Creative Blogger award - for creative bloggers who stand out from the crowd. To avoid an incestuous and virtuous circle of award giving I will hunt out some fresh blood and nominate below as they come to light.
  1. The Veg Box Diaries, because they share a love for Cavolo Nero and have an elegant blog categorised by luscious food type.
  2. Tunnocks Teacakes Forever...for a fab title. And I think a greed theme is developing here
  3. Aphra Behn, notably for her lentils
  4. Nourishing Obscurity, not for the grub but for the maniacal outpourings of wondrous daft stuff that is a veritable waterfall
  5. more to follow....
Post Script:
And at the end of the weekend, I now find, courtesy of the fascinating Eurodog blogger, that I have also been handed an Inspirational Blogger award. I will take my time to suss out the ongoing nominations to encourage me to actively hunt down voices that are new to me. I will be updating this post as and when I do.

14 comments:

Flowerpot said...

Very good idea to spread the circle, Mopsa. From one thoughtful blogger to another!!!

mutterings and meanderings said...

Well done you.

You know, ypu're right about this incestuous circle of bloggers thing...

rilly super said...

how right you are M&M, I googled 'incestuous' and ended up right back here, which is kind of poetic.

as to what your ill rembered stumbling school award was for mopsa, can't be sure, but perhaps deportment?

Graf von Straf Hindenburg said...

I would second that. And why has it taken so long for me to find you?

Eurodog said...

There is another award you can add to your list. Have a look on my blog.

Around My Kitchen Table said...

I don't know about incestuous - I find it quite reassuring that a diverse group of people can keep coming back to each other's blogs.

Alice Band said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Seeing the list of things you read you may have already found me in the Western Morning News - but then again! Anyway, I've really enjoyed reading your posts - I am in awe of the command you seem to possess of this 'virtual' world. I still dont' know my way around it even after clicking on your meme link!

Mopsa said...

FP - isn't it nice to have a pat on the back - warms up the day in delightful fashion.

M+M - thank you.

Rilly - deportment was never my strong suit. The phrase round here is that I am "too strong for light work".

GVSH - welcome welcome! I will be avisiting regularly.

Eurowoof - that is very much appreciated.

AMKT - nothing will stop me regularly visiting favourite sites such as yours; they provide assured quality and interest. I just want to see if I can find other virtual goodies out there to recognise too; I'm always wanting to widen what is my natural fairly narrow vision. Any recommendations always much appreciated.

Alice Band - a warm welcome too. Yes, I always get the Western Morning News on a Saturday and very much enjoy your diary - that's how I found your blog in the first place. The blogging world is still an enigma to me, but there is always some kind soul, virtual or real, to ask. At the moment I am on the hunt for someone to tell me how to get rid of the automatic line around the images I upload. I think I'll ask Chippy Dale who does this very nicely.

Independent Thinker said...

I hadn't heard about blog awards until reading this post but congratulations regardless.

I'm sure you are worthy!

As a new blogger I would appreciate any words of wisdom you might have to offer...

Mopsa said...

No words of wisdom IT - you just put it out there and enjoy the making of it.

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Thank You!

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Thanks,
Alex

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Mopsa said...

Peter - it would help if you weren't anonymous....